Stephen Cooper is an analytical chemistry manager for RTI’s Analytical Sciences program. In this role he provides chemistry support for toxicology studies for the National Toxicology Program (NTP),and project support for the analysis of PAHs collected on filters. Mr. Cooper is an expert in comprehensive chemical characterization of organic chemicals and in the validation of analytical methods. His experience encompasses leading chemistry staff in the analysis of volatile to non-volatile compounds involving the use of extraction/SPE, GC/MS, LC/MS/MS, GC with multiple detectors, UHPLC, headspace introduction, sorbent collection/desorption, FTIR, and NMR, and for projects which may require regulatory compliance.
Mr. Cooper joined RTI in 1976. During the early part of his career, he was involved in environmental sampling and analyses, primarily for volatile and semivolatile substances in air and breath, including work on TEAM for the EPA and for the IHPAT program. Additionally, he has been involved in sampling and analysis of organics in liquid and solid environmental samples, and in the analysis of environmentally persistent PCB congeners from plasma and adipose by HRGC/ECD. He is a member of the American Chemical Society and the Triangle Chromatography Discussion Group, where he has served multiple terms as President.